News from 2021

AGM 29th June 2021 - by email

The notice of the AGM and the call for nominations to the committee will be emailed to all supporters on our mailing list on 1st June 2021. The AGM will be conducted by email because of the continuing Covid situation and the process will be explained in the Notice of AGM. 

Would all our supporters please seriously think about coming onto the twinning committee? We need 4 new committee members and your help in maintaining our twinning link is essential if we are to keep going forward. This year we are faced with vacancies due to a number of resignations by committee members who have done many years service and we need some new blood. Some young blood would be fantastic but old blood is just as essential and we look forward to hearing from you. 

We have a new member mailing list and if you are a resident of Darley Dale & District and would like to be kept informed of our twinning activities, please email our secretary on

21st March 2021

Visit to Onzain May 2021 - CANCELLED  - Message from Onzain

We received the following message today from Pierre Bonneville, the President of Onzain Twinning:

Dear friends of Darley Dale, Flein and Onzain

Once again, despite my optimism, we are forced to postpone once more the date for the 30th anniversary of our Twinning Associations planned for May 2021.

For the moment the health aspect doesn't allow us to organise large gatherings for these dates.

We are very sorry, but as things stand we will wait for better days to suggest another date for sure, to eventually meet up again in Onzain to celebrate this event.

In the meantime, we will keep in touch by ( telephone or mail….) to maintain and strengthen our relationship which link us together.

Rest assured, our sincere friendship from all our team.


24th February 2021

Visit to Onzain May 2021 - CANCELLED  

Recent communications from Onzain indicate that they still seem to be going ahead with the re-arranged weekend this coming May. Our committee has discussed this and feel that, as a responsible organisation, we should not be organising any travel/exchanges in the current Covid 19 situation. Indeed we cannot plan anything from here under the current Covid restrictions.

We have politely told Onzain this and that it is unlikely that we will be able to meet for some time to come. However, in 2024 it will be the 35th anniversary of the twinning relationship and we hope by then that some knid of normality will have evolved and we can celebrate this occasion.

We are in the process of improving our website and, once this is complete, we shall be announcing the arrangements to hold the AGM postponed from last June. 

Please keep checking the website and our Facebook page for more information